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What is a wrongful death claim?


Wrongful death claims are claims which arise upon the death of a victim of the wrongful conduct of others. For such claims to be addressed in Hawaii's courts, generally the cause of action giving rise to such a claim must have sufficient connections to Hawaii so that Hawaii's courts are willing to hear the matter. For individuals harmed through the fault or negligence of another party in Hawaii, Hawaii state law generally provides that the victim is entitled to assert a wrongful death claim. This is usually done through an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii. Such a claim is an opportunity for the estate of the decedent, the family members and others dependent upon the decedent to receive compensation for the costs and expenses associated with the injuries, the financial and support losses and the resulting emotional and social losses - loss of companionship, loss of guidance and other losses. Wrongful death claims generally require that each claimant show that they suffered damages and that another party is responsible for those damages, due to their lack of reasonable care, recklessness, intentional conduct or otherwise. Most wrongful death claims which are asserted by claimants and handled by a lawyer in the state of Hawaii arise as the result of negligence claims (failure to exercise appropriate care situations); strict liability, recklessness, intentional conduct and other bases for liability make up only a small portion of wrongful death claims.

There are many different reasons why wrongful death claims arise. These include car accidents, other motor vehicle accidents, product defect accidents, construction accidents, dangerous animals, boating, ocean and maritime accidents, wrongful death, drunk drivers, injuries from falls, electrical accidents, burn accidents, elevator accidents, medical malpractice, other professional negligence, dangerous conditions on property, safety violations and so forth.

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Successful resolution of a wrongful death claim can be critical to the future of a family. The funds recovered in a wrongful death claim can pay back bills and ensure support for the future. They also can help to address the enormous social and educational problems related to the injuries. Such claims often include claims for tangible losses such as the loss of future income and medical expenses, substitute services and the like. Such claims also often include claims for intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium and emotional support, loss of love and affection and the like. A wrongful death claim may never get the family back to where it was before the injury, but with the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney, you may at least be able to lessen some of the losses from the accident.

Every type of claim has a deadline for filing the claim in court. These differ from state to state- the deadlines given on this website are those applicable in the state of Hawaii- since Injury Lawyer Hawaii is located in Hawaii. This type of deadline is known as the Statute of Limitations. After the expiration of this time period, the claim usually will be lost- regardless of its merits. There are various exceptions to the deadlines (minority, incompetency, etc.), so it may still be worth evaluating a claim even after the deadline has expired. Please note that because of these deadlines, you must act promptly to contact a wrongful death lawyer in Hawaii on any claims which you may wish to pursue.

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The Hawaii Supreme Court recently upped the stakes for individuals knowingly participating in fraudulent transfers designed to leave the claims of creditors unsatisfied. In the case of Kekona v Borneman, Sup. Ct. No 29036, (Hawaii Civil No. 93-3974, April 24, 2015), the HSCt affirmed a civil judgment which awarded in excess of $250,000 in compensatory damages and in excess of $1,600,000 in punitive damages against a third party who willingly received real property from a debtor who was trying to defraud her creditors. The court considered (1) the expenses and delays of the litigation, (2) the level of the misconduct of the third party and (3) the third party's net worth in upholding the punitive damages award of over 6 times the compensatory damages. (The standard of proof required was 'clear and convincing evidence').





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